Swedish Capacity building in the Western Balkans

8 October, 10:00 – 11:40, Online (Zoom)

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In recent years, around SEK 600 millions of Sweden’s development cooperation (ODA) have been directed through Swedish government authorities. Some of the most active agencies include Statistics Sweden (SCB), the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority (Lantmäteriet) and the Swedish Environment Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket). A geographical area that recently has had one of the largest invested volumes of ODA through Swedish state agencies are the Western Balkans (Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo). During this seminar a new evaluation looking at the impact and cost-effectiveness of this support will be presented.

Questions to be discussed include:
What has Swedish reform cooperation through state agencies achieved in the Western Balkans? How relevant has this support been in relation to the process of EU accession? What conclusions in the evaluation can be useful for future Swedish capacity building in partner countries? How can aid through Swedish state agencies be improved? What insights can be useful for other contexts or countries?

When? Thursday October 8th, at 10-11.40 am

Where? This webseminar will be live streamed. If you would like to be able to ask questions during the session you need to kindly register and follow the seminar on Zoom. Please find link and more information below.

Richard Allen, lead author, Independent Consultant Belgrade

Mo Hamza, Professor, Lund University

Karin Metell Cueva, Head of Unit Capacity Development, Sida

Ulrik Westman, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Stefan Andersson, SCB

Moderator: Magnus Lindell, EBA

The webinar will start with presentations, followed by comments on the report, a moderated discussion and then questions from the audience.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RN12Flq6ROmsE1vh-kI4bg

Webinar ID: 860 8458 9596

Webinar pass code: 553306

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